Plant ID forum: What is this amazing flower?

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Name: Cheryl
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May 16, 2015 10:10 AM CST

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kidfishing
May 16, 2015 10:35 AM CST
No idea what it is, but that is neat and different!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 16, 2015 10:36 AM CST
I remember seeing this photo before, to me it appears to be a white Poinsettia that's been photo-shopped.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
May 16, 2015 10:38 AM CST
It looks like the lovely...


EDIT:

In fact the actual photo can be found here, so it is Cornus florida subsp. urbiniana:
http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/159.htm
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 16, 2015 10:42 AM CST
Oh my goodness ... Wow, I didn't think it was a real flower! Googled and found more pic's ... gorgeous! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cornus+florida+var.+urbi...
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 17, 2015 3:41 PM CST
You always amaze me with your answers here on this forum. What speed! What accuracy! I tip my hat to you.
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Swayback
May 18, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Man... Another one of these on here!

Such a hard plant to lay hands on...

No idea why they're so uncommon!
Such a stunning unusual flower!

Lucky you! Enjoy it!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 18, 2015 6:44 PM CST
For the record @Swayback I don't own one. My GF found the picture and asked me what it was. And of course not knowing, I came right to here. It is indeed intriguing!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
May 18, 2015 7:04 PM CST
I'm sure there would be a run on them, if they could be found.Very unusual.
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Swayback
May 19, 2015 11:53 AM CST
Oh, they're around... Just not many and if you do hunt one down be ready to spend a lot!
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 19, 2015 3:04 PM CST
It probably wouldn't live in my zone anyway, so I'll save my money.
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Swayback
May 19, 2015 3:56 PM CST
Your killin me! Rolling my eyes.

It's native to Mexico!

It might need a drink but it would most likely do fine if you site it properly...it's my zone that it probably won't live in...
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 19, 2015 5:53 PM CST
From What I read, it's from the mountains of eastern Mexico, where the weather is always spring like. Couldn't find a zone, but spring like doesn't apply here. Sighing!
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Swayback
May 19, 2015 8:35 PM CST
The only 2 I actually know of are in California, but further north than you are, I've heard of them being hardy up to zone 5, I'm not really sure where all they would be hardy, I'll be trying the here sooner or later.
There's grafted ones available that are supposed to be more hardy and tolerant of different conditions.
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